The SYSMark 2000 benchmark is perfect for illustrating what even a PC133 SDRAM platform could do for the Pentium 4. If you notice, the 1.5GHz Pentium 4 is just 3 points lower than a 1GHz Pentium III on an i840 platform, keep in mind that the two platforms have the exact same memory configuration. Now look at the same Pentium III on a PC133 i815 platform, see the huge performance advantage it gets just by moving to PC133 SDRAM instead of the i840's dual channel RDRAM setup? Chances are we'd see a similar boost for the Pentium 4, bringing it much closer in performance to the Athlon, however we won't be seeing that anytime soon. And for the home/office user, the Pentium 4 would actually be a downgrade in many cases.

Gaming Performance - Unreal Tournament & Expendable Content Creation/High End Performance - Winstone
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  • g33k - Friday, May 27, 2005 - link

    First Post!!!!

    Seriously how come no one posted on these old articles? It was an interesting read on a bit of history. :)
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  • microAmp - Thursday, November 17, 2005 - link

    quote:


    Seriously how come no one posted on these old articles? It was an interesting read on a bit of history. :)



    Maybe because there wasn't a comment section back then? /sarcasim
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  • Rustey118 - Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - link

    10 years after first post. 15 years since article.

    Interesting piece of history. What ever happened to AMD's lead... :(.

    For 10 year in the future reader.

    I knew AMD would take the performance lead.
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    this was the worst CPU by intel ever, much like Phenom launch in 2007, yet this is kind towards intel. a contrast to the phenom review. Its sad the bias. Reply
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